Launched in 1998, Reggae Carifest was principally initiated as a full day celebration of West Indian-Caribbean cultural awareness and consciousness as manifested here in the United States. Reggae Carifest was designed to cater to all genuine cultural expressions and aesthetics. It has been well received by persons of eclectic tastes who hail from all walks of life. Reggae Carifest continues to be an exhibition of vision for the arts, and for the creative expressions of the community.
Our goal is to present that which exist within the Caribbean community, combine them all together, and collaboratively celebrate them under one roof. Each Caribbean island has its own special flavor, which deserves exposure and recognition. This diversity then becomes a key factor in the success of attracting a large audience. This vision represents the embrace of change for the better, which honors the difference of these transitional years.
Reggae Carifest highlights New York’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. While the obvious audience of West Indians, Caribbean islanders would be expected to take an interest in this event; persons of non-Caribbean extraction, as well as visiting tourists from all continents would be very welcome. Reggae Carifest is committed to making the audience feel part of the whole concept of celebrating Caribbean diversity. The music and dance from paradise islands makes Reggae Carifest an Event of Ideal Appeal.
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Through the joint work of families living in extreme hardship and youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty. “Rockers Movement will amplify our message and continue to scream that Miami is committed to overcoming poverty,”
Rockers Movement expresses our hopes and dreams of a world in which what we have in common is far greater than that which divides us. Through their Festivals, we live not by looking at each other but by looking together in the same direction.
Food For The Poor would like to thank Rockers Movement and their supporters for channeling their passion for music to raise awareness about the critical needs of the poor. Your compassion and generosity will help us triumph over hunger. When organizations with a common goal come together to serve, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
The City of Miami takes pleasure in celebrating Rockers movement events that bring together music and food from around the world. We welcome this coming together structured as a Zero Waste Initiative, an act of community consciousness that educates by example, and augmented by the musical power of groups from around the world. It is fitted and appropriate that local officials, on behalf of our residents, pause to hail this festive music event that promotes Reggae's "land & people' heritage.
Music is the fabric of our society and the City of Miami Gardens takes pride in recognizing those initiatives that celebrate and honor the art of music; and Now , Therefor, be it resolved that I, Oliver Gilbert, Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens, Florida along with my colleagues of the City Council, on behalf of the Residents, do hereby commend the Rockers Movement on their significant contributions to the South Florida community and urge all Residents to partake in their events.
Music has always had the power to unite and inspire humanitarianism. "The Miami Reggae Festival takes it to the top, offering the highest quality of performance, political ambience and service to community available anywhere. “Truly international in orientation, there is no other place where one can experience such a rich presentation of the best in music talent. Miami proves again, this time through its Reggae Festival, that it is the place to be for the internationalizing of Caribbean culture.